. . . for Lauren and Lauren: the good and the bad

April 24, 2016

the good and the bad


Last week Chris was out of town.  I was anxious about being alone for the week, as it would be the first time with both kids.  He only travels once every three months or so, which isn't bad, but I'm not a fan of it at all.  I don't like sleeping in a house alone, and seriously miss him from the hours of 6 till bedtime.  But overall we did great!  More good than bad, but here's some of both from the week . . . . . 
The bad:

We've been having a serious fruit fly issue the last few weeks, and despite all the tricks to catch them, even though we killed a ton, they just kept coming.  Long story short, right before Addilyn's bedtime I found the source of them buried in our pantry amongst a who knows how old bag of potatoes.  So old it didn't even resemble potatoes.  But more flies than I could count kept coming out and I just about had a panic attack.  I texted an SOS text to my sister and she said my brother in law was coming over.  I threw a bunch of things frantically on our deck and he came and cleaned it up, and cleaned the floor of our pantry.  It was ridiculously nice of him to come help me.  

Tuesday I lost count very early on in the day at the times Addilyn cried.  So many fits and so many tears.  At one point I was nursing Isaac and she kept kicking me.  Mostly playfully next to me, but kicking nonetheless.  I told her if she didn't stop she'd get a timeout and she looked at me and then spit on the floor.  

I've barely made progress on getting our birth announcements out.  Addressing envelopes takes two hands and I rarely have that during the day.  

Isaac did not sleep the best, and Addi was awake a few times which meant very little sleep for me. 

I wore nothing but yoga pants the entire week. 


The good:

We made it out of our house a lot.  We went on a few walks, to a park, a friends' houses, Barnes and Noble, and the weather was great most of the time.  It makes such a difference to get out of the house, especially when we're outside.  

I am so lucky to have family so close.  My sister in law took Addilyn to McDonald's one night, my mom and mother in law both came over.  I can't imagine if I didn't have them all so close by.  

I did three workout videos this week.  I am very ready to get back in shape and know it'll be a slow process but excited to start. 

I only have one load of laundry that isn't done and put away. 

I showered three out of the four days.  Major win.  

This may belong in the bad category but I did quite a lot of online shopping this week.  I think that's my defense mechanism when Chris goes out of town.  I ordered canvases with Isaac's newborn pictures, some summer clothes for Addilyn, and may have bought myself a Mother's day present too. 

I have lots and lots of respect for single moms and moms who's husbands travel often. It is exhausting and lonely and I am so thankful for Chris.  It really did go fine and I'm proud of us for managing the week pretty well, but I was so thankful to have him home! 


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3 comments:

Kim @ HappyPrettyBlog.Com said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Good job mama!! I'd be absolutely lost without my hubby here. I'm super impressed that you managed that many showers, I doubt I would have even gotten 2 haha!

J and A said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

You're doing awesome mama!! It's all about surviving! Nice work on the workouts! And showering!! :)

Jo said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

You're a rockstar- this is an overwhelming stage for sure! Ugh- there's nothing grosser than old potatoes. I've found a forgotten bag before too after looking for stink source. High fives on the showers and work outs! It's those things that keep you sane! (And coffee and wine...duh)